Bruce Pascoe


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Bruce Pascoe was born of Bunurong and Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Education. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission.

Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor.

He won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Literature Award in 1999 and his novel Fog a Dox (published by Magabala Books in 2012), won the Young Adult category of the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
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Dark Emu

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Fog a Dox

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Mrs Whitlam

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Young Dark Emu

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Bloke

4.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Shark

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Sea Horse

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Earth

3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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“Sometimes a decade arrives when nations have the chance to turn away from bigotry and selfishness and turn to their countrymen and women and embrace them as loved members of the human family. But do we have the ticker for it?”
Bruce Pascoe, Convincing Ground: Learning to fall in love with your country

“Those preferring to rest an argument on relative morality should examine the religion and morality of Indigenous Australians and then compare it to those who murdered them in the 1800s and those who try to excuse or deny it today.”
Bruce Pascoe, Convincing Ground: Learning to fall in love with your country

“At last Bob ambled into the yard to take a piss at the base of the lemon tree. As you do. Scratched his napper, rearranged his balls. I could see the thought or cup of tea cross his mind.”
Bruce Pascoe, Bloke
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